Sylvia Larsson

Sylvia Larsson
My research covers the whole upgrading chain for making biomass and side-products into industrial feedstock for different conversion and manufacturing processes. I enjoy working with applied research on a pilot scale, but also going into detail in specific sub-processes to gain the knowledge and understanding required for the development of a biobased society.


Bibliometric indicators (from Scopus 2021-08-16)

Documents: 59

Citations: 944 citations by 762 documents

h-index: 19

Co-authors: 156

Average impact factor since 2017: 5.06

Subject areas: Energy; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Science; Engineering; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Materials Science; Business, Management and Accounting; Physics and Astronomy; Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Current position

2020→  Chair Professor of Technical Biomaterial Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Sweden.

2014→  General Manager at the Biomass Technology Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.


2011→             “Bio4Energy”; funding: The Swedish Government. 

2021                  “Investigating the electrochemical functionality of Norway spruce bark biochar and polymer composites”; funding: Bio4Energy Strategic Funds.

2020-2021     “Sustainable carbon monoliths for energy storage from pulp and paper industrial side-streams”; funding: Treesearch Intercommunion projects and the Bio4Energy Wood Pre-processing Platform.

2018-2021     “Processanpassade biobaserade sortiment genom nyutveckling av ångexplosionsprocessen (Process-adapted biobased assortments through novel development of the steam explosion process)”; funding: VINNOVA Bioinnovation Treesearch.

2019-2021     “Development of methods for separating valuable components from forestry residues to produce raw materials for biobased composites, chemicals, and biofuel”; funding: The Swedish Energy Agency.

2018-2021     “Bildningsmekanismer och ytkemi hos biokol (Biochar formation mechanisms and surface chemistry)”; funding: Bio4Energy Strategic Funds.


Professor vid Institutionen för skogens biomaterial och teknologi (SBT); BTK
Telefon: +46907868790
Skogsmarksgränd 17
901 83 Umeå
Besöksadress: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå